Patios are great for entertaining guests, or just simply enjoying a peaceful summer afternoon. It is an excellent way to enjoy the fresh air outdoors without having to leave your home. Also, one of the first things that anyone can see in your house when they enter is your porch, so you want to make sure your porch looks impressive as well as durable to handle the traffic.
There are many options for materials that can be used if you are thinking of adding a patio and one of the most popular and considered the most durable is concrete. It offers many benefits that is why there is no wonder many choose concrete for their porch.
Easy to Maintain
If you are one of those homeowners who are always busy and on the go, you would appreciate the low upkeep that concrete requires. Aside from sweeping and a little washing with a garden hose, the only maintenance it really needs is resealing every few years. Don’t ignore any cracks you notice, though.
The porch serves as the welcome area of your home, which means it is a high traffic spot. The good thing about concrete porches is that it can withstand any harsh treatment that the high traffic comes with including muddy footprints, scuff marks from shoes, and water from different sources.
When planning to add any aspect in your house, one of the first things that you need to consider is safety. Concrete is non-flammable, and it can serve as a barrier whenever there is a risk of a fire. Further, other materials such as wood can attract pests such as termites and damage your home. You don’t have to worry about these invasive pests with concrete because it is not appealing to these insects and pests. Also, concrete is not prone to rotting.
Concrete provides more options when talking about designs and styles that you want to achieve for your porch. Different patterns and textures are possible with concrete. You can color it to match your overall house theme or stamp it to mimic the material you wish to have for your porch. With concrete, there are endless possibilities.
The key to the long-lasting concrete porch is a proper installation. If you want your porch to last a lifetime, let the experts handle the job.
When you have decided to add a concrete porch or update your existing one, give us a call, and we will take care of everything from start to finish. If it is necessary, we will demolish your existing porch and take away all debris to begin the process. We will prepare the site and excavate the ground if needed. Once sub-grading has been completed, we will move on with creating molds where concrete will take its form.
You will have a choice whether to stick to the gray colored concrete, or we can add pre-stain to the mix to give the concrete a different vibe. It is also up to you whether you want a rough finish where we use a broom to brush the surface of the damp concrete or opt for a smooth finish with the use of a smoothing float.
If you prefer concrete stamping, we have a collection of stamping molds that will give your concrete different designs and styles. You can choose to match the overall vibe of your home or we can mimic wood, granite, cobblestone, brick, and other construction materials. Once we are done with stamping and coloring, we will give the concrete time to cure then we will begin the sealing process.
We have been building many concrete porches in our years of service in the industry. There is virtually no style, texture, or color that we haven’t done. If you are dreaming of installing a porch in your home, no matter how simple or grand it may be, get in touch with us, and we will help you make it happen. We will come to your home and instantly provide you with a free estimate.
We take pride in the quality of our work that is proven through the number of satisfied clients we have worked with in the past. Give us a call today, and we will show you why we are the number one concrete contractor in the local area.